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PPR481: The Qu'ran: Hermaneutics and Gender Politics
This course introduces students to Muslim women's experience of the Qur'an from the formative period until the present. The course will begin by examining the reception history of Qur'anic verses and chapters revealed concerning women or in response to their questions or problems according to Muslim religious history. It will then move on to explore the tension between men and women of the early community regarding the interpretation of these verses after the death of the Prophet. This will be followed by an in-depth study of some of the established Muslim interpretations of gender issues in the Qur'an. Finally, students will get the opportunity to examine Muslim women's own contribution to critiquing traditional interpretations of the Qur'an since the 19th century.
Mernissi, Fatima. (1991). Women and Islam: an historical and theological enquiry.
Muhsin, Amina Wadud . (1994). Qur'an and Women.
Stowasser, Barbara. (1994). Women in the Qur'an, Traditions and Interpretations.
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